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Welch north door Chemical endeavors have taken place at a number of sites over the years. In 1892 chemistry became the first academic discipline at the University to have a dedicated permanent building. Fires, odors, and overcrowding were perennial problems. The quest for space is a never-ending one in academe, and the only constant is that there's never enough to go around.

Old Main, 1883-91

Chemical Laboratory, 1892-1926

Chemistry Building (Welch Hall), 1931-present

Chemical Engineering